San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined by the NHL for slashing Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley, according to an announcement by the league on Thursday afternoon.
Vlasic has been fined $8,378.38, which is the maximum allotment allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money will be donated to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at the end of Wednesday night's game between the Sharks and Wild. Heatley was injured in the scrum following the slash. The NHL spoke to the Wild about the occurrence and came to the agreement that Heatley was not directly injured from Vlasic's slash, which made it unnecessary to suspend him. Instead, the league chose to administer a fine.
Vlasic was given a major penalty and game misconduct as a result of the incident, both of which were attributed to slashing.